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Former Yardbird Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker formed a "super-group" that was supposed to combine their music-making abilities. This is the first album of the famous trio and appeared in december, 1966 and it contains compositions by Bruce and Baker and American blues covers.
This is the first Sinatra album devoted entirely to ballads. It's also the first concept album in his career, meaning a program of songs designed to be heard in a specific sequence that suggests a certain mood and builds a story. It's the record that made of Sinatra the definitive "saloon singer" persona and the first to witness Sinatra's maturity as an artist.
After a few albums of sexy, sunny funk/pop, the twisted mind of Sly Stone turned dark, moody, reflective, and angry. Despite all this, Riot is as funky as Sly's previous records. Stone spoke not only to the turmoil in 1971's America, but also to the chaos of his increasingly druggy personal life. This is an album of dangerous beauty, where every song is haunting and restrained.
With this album, Elvis Costello's second and Attractions' first, Costello established himself as one of rock's, punk's, new wave's important singer-songwriters. The record is the dirtiest and the punkiest one Costello had ever created. Costello was not just another part of the punk movement but knew how to use it in order to create a new and fresh music.
The album features some of the most powerful songs of the '60s. Dylan's peculiar singing, deep lyrics and special guitar and harmonica playing make this record one of the cornerstones of the American folk music and had a great impact on the music of the '60s.
01.- Blowin' In The Wind
How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
It's the Who's 1969 rock opera "Tommy" about a deaf, dumb and blind kid whose main skill is to play killer pinball. It was written by guitarist Pete Townshend. Apart from its bizzare plot, the album is filled with excellent music, ever lasting rock hits and outstanding playing and singing. 01.- Overture
Didn't come home
His unborn child,
Will never know him
Believe him missing
With a number of men
To see him again.
This revolutionary album was recorded in 1969, at the height of the psychedelic era, during three days of jamming. Miles Davis invented a new way of thinking about improvisation. The record has a mysterious and dark quality take the listener to a trance rarely or never experienced. Apart Miles on trumpet, the other players were: Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Airto Moreira and Dave Holland.
This 1973 album is full of melodic and potential hits and it layed the foundation of one of the most successful careers in pop history. Elton John moves away from his early soulful and funky piano compositions and starts to explore a new sound and a new direction. The record spent eight weeks at the top of the USA charts.
The album shows the contrasting sides of Wonder's personality. He travels between strong rock, wah-wah guitar funk and weak love songs. Worth to mention Jeff Beck'contribution on "Looking for another Love".
01.- You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
You are the sunshine of my life
That's why I'll always be around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart
I feel like this is the beginning,
Though I've loved you for a million years,
And if I thought our love was ending,
I'd find myself drowning in my own tears.
The songs on this album are beautiful and Dusty Springfield had one of the greatest voices to ever grace pop music. Her voice is soft and mellow, warm and loving, yet can grab and just galvanize you. She knew when and how to emote, she was full of feeling. The arrangements and the song selection are also remarkable.
The album is all about atmosphere. The interaction between the volatile prison population starved for entertainment and an on-form Johnny Cash was electrifying. His dark machoism finally found a home. Cash goes way beyond the country music limitations. He sings about boozin', druggin', and killin', blowing away most rock artists.
Inspired by Roger Waters' mental collapse at the end of the Floyd's "Animals" tour, The Wall is a concept album (subject to a movie too) but it also includes fully developed songs, which have become classics. The record is a spellbinding musical journey, its music is at turns beautiful, haunting, and unquestionably powerful, and the story is an absolutely gripping one.
In The Flesh
So you thought you might like to,
Go to the show.
To feel the warm thrill of confusion,
That space cadet glow.
Tell me is something eluding you, Sunshine?
This is an album painted in big, broad strokes of paint. Still it was still too subtle for some who tried to tap the title track as an anthem when it is, in fact, a bitter diatribe by a Vietnam War vet whose country forgot about him. The record is also a glorious grab bag of radio-ready anthems - Springsteen's best display of pop songwriting ever .
01.- BORN IN THE U.S.A.
Born down in a dead man's town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
You end up like a dog that's been beat too much
Till you spend half your life just covering up
The tension and frustration experienced by The Beatles during the White Album recording sessions reached new heights during the filming of Get Back. In a desperate attempt to bring the old spirit to the dismantling band, McCartney was pushing to have The Beatles play live again. His thinking was that playing together would reunite them. Instead, there was much talk of breaking up for ever. It was decided that the group should at least rehearse together while being filmed. Lennon said about The Beatles at this time: "It had become a job."
"Two Of Us"
Aretha Franklin's music combines elements of bitter romance with a certain sense of humor except on the ballads which are usually serious to create a good time sound that everybody could enjoy. This record was Aretha's first big hit. It's a cornerstone in soul music and R'n'B. Many present day R&B and soul feminine soloists would not have had such careers whether Aretha Franklin would have not set the standard with this album.
Recorded in 1968, Axis is a lively album, containing some of rock's milestones. It's not the greatest Hendrix record as a guitarist but it shows his other talents like songwriting, singing and studio expertise.
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Before the release of Graceland in 1986, Simon was already a musical superstar. From his 60's days with Simon & Garfunkel to his solo work in the 70's, he created some of the most memorable songs in pop history. The basis of his music was deeply rooted in the American tradition. When one heard the South African rhythms that came from Graceland, the last person you'd expect them to come from would be Paul Simon. The African musical backing is fresh, new and vibrant.
01.- The Boy In The Bubble
It was a slow day
And the sun was beating
The record reveals Rod Argent's great songwriting. The music is generally based on guitar, soft drums, pretty piano, and wavering Mellotron, with a bit of accordion. There's a rich interplay of many instruments, in all sorts of pop styles. Some of the music is almost classical in tone, some is uptempo stuff but all the stuff is highly accessible and enjoyable.
This was the middle of the road album that Neil Young released after the breakup of Crossby, Stills, Nash & Young, and, once again, he shows just how wide and deep his musical gift is. As always, Neil's genius as a composer and a unique guitar player are obvious. but this record is also a great collection of musical styles.
The Clash was the the most politically radical group of the punk era. The album contains hard-edged guitar and drums and violently direct vocals. The lyrics deal with almost every social issue that preoccupied the Britain of the era.
He's in love with rock'n'roll woaahh
He's in love with gettin' stoned woaahh
He's in love with Janie Jones
But he don't like his boring job, no...
An' he knows what he's got to do
So he knows he's gonna have fun with you
You lucky lady!
The album was coproduced by Phil Spector and it's considered to be Lennon's solo career masterpiece. It shows Lennon as a serious solo artist who could hold his own without Paul McCartney. The record reveals Lennon's edgy, contemplative, and hard-rock side. Harrison's great guitar work is certainly worth to mention.
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Zeppelin's debut contained a series of blues covers and jams but their second is much tighter. Jimmy Page is the great master of riffs and they abound throughout this album, John Paul Jones/John Bonham's rhythms are deep and precise, Plant's vocals are esquisite as usual. Whole Lotta Love
You need coolin', baby, I'm not foolin',
I'm gonna send you back to schoolin',
Way down inside honey, you need it,
I'm gonna give you my love,
AC/DC has captured and perfectly transmitted the concept of Masculinity. It's a man's record full of men's images and needs. Rock'n'roll is basically about a man howling about his desires, and what he desires are women, liquor, and guitars that sound like sheets of metal being worked by power tools. Angus and Malcolm Young have created a lot of the basic guitar phrases in the history of rock music and this is obvious in all the songs of the record.
The album is a landmark in Prince's career and in pop music as well. Prince introduced a pop sound that incorporated the 1984 club music, Sly and Family Stone-style funk and even guitar sounds that owed a lot to Jimi Hendrix. Anyone wanting to know the impact Prince made on the pop scene, should listen to this album.
Neil Young stands as an icon of the sixties, an artist who has done the music his own way, with sincerity, authenticity, and verve. Over the years, he produced memorable songs. He always made what he wanted on his terms, and has never sold out to commercialism or appealed to mainstream. Young is an iconoclast, unpredictable and unreliable from a business sense, and a kind of prima donna, but he always plays straight from the heart and groin, and one knows that the guy playing that guitar so powerfully is in control of the strongand and amazing sounds coming from it.
It was released in 1975 before the influences of the day (synthesizers, disco) ended Zeppelin's reign as the kings of loud blues-metal. Experimenting with new sounds, the band blends Middle Eastern rhythms, folk-stylings, heavy blues, and deeply impassioned rock riffs into a set that sounds tempting and adventurous.
01.- Custard Pie
Rock down, lady, by the sea
Rock down, mama, just dream of me
Mama, love me, fool around all night long
Well, I'm made of braken gravy
I should know right from wrong
See me comin' slowly on by your door
Produced by Quincy Jones, the album signals the arrival of Michael Jackson as a major talent outside the Jackson Five. It was also the first record by a solo artist to contain four Top 10 hits. There's even a Paul McCartney song on the album. Jackson blew away everyone away with this album but only the contemporaries are able to understand the full impact it had on pop music industry.
Led Zeppelin's fourth album, released in 1971, turned them from rock superstars into giant behemoths. Robert Plant's howling wails and Jimmy Page's frenetic guitar altered the stylistic bent of hard rock. The disc ranges from acoustic English folk ("Goin' to California" and "The Battle of Evermore," the latter featuring the late Fairport Convention's Sandy Denny) to bluesy riff-slinging, to the fast-and-furious "Black Dog" and to the masterpiece "Stairway To Heaven" (maybe the best-known rock song).
65. Van Morrison - Moondance
65. Van Morrison - Moondance
The album is the statement of a poet, musician and bandleader. The band has prepared the arrangements to perfection. The sax solos replace the guitar. Van defines his Irish heart, strangely enough, with R&B and jazz rhythms, with shouting and haunting voice and spiritual attitude.
01.- And It Stoned Me
Half a mile from the county fair
And the rain keep pourin' down
Me and Billy standin' there
With a silver half a crown
Hands are full of a fishin' rod
The album is the post-60's peace and love, nasty early 70's hard core drug inspired Stones at their peak. Ry Cooder and Billy Preston are the guest stars on "Sister Morphine" and "I Got the Blues". Punchy and twisted lyrics, haunting guitars and sensitive Jagger vocals made this album a real rock masterpiece.
01.- Brown Sugar
Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields,
Sold in a market down in New Orleans.
Scarred old slaver know he's doin' alright.
Hear him whip the women just around midnight.
Ah Brown Sugar how come you taste so good
Released in 1987, it's the first studio effort by the teen-agers oriented rock group lead by the charismatic Axl Rose and the Jimmy Page imitator Slash. A huge commercial success, it provided a rock identity to millions of disoriented kids fed up with disco and pop.
Welcome to the Jungle (4:31)
Welcome to the jungle
We've got fun 'n' games
We got everything you want
Honey, we know the names
We are the people that can find
Whatever you may need
If you got the money, honey
We got your disease
The album was released in 1963 and it has all the naivety of the Beatles' first recordings. "I Want To Hold Your hand", "I Saw Her Standing There", "All My Loving" and "I Wanna Be Your Man" were huge hits, turning the fab four into best-selling pop artists.
"I Want To Hold Your Hand"
Oh yeah, I'll tell you something
I think you'll understand
When I'll say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
Oh please, say to me
You'll let me be your man
And please, say to me
Producer and friend Frank Zappa gave total creative control to Beefheart and his Magic Band. They rehearsed the material for this 1969 album for over a year, composing minimalistic R&B, blues, and garage rock, free jazz and avant-garde experimentalism. The music suggests "Dada Art". Beefheart's lyrics and deep voice, as well as the strange playing of guitarists Zoot Horn Rollo and Antennae Jimmy Semens, bassist Rockette Morton and drummer The Mascara Snake put this album in the category "far out."
This 1968 record is among the Stones two or three greatest albums, it means it's also among the very best rock & roll albums ever. Beggars Banquet established the Stones as one of the greatest rock'n'roll bands and began a quality streak almost unmatched.
01.- Sympathy For The Devil
Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and faith
And I was 'round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
It's the highest high point of Stevie Wonder's career. The album retains a huge amount of visionary relevance. Wonder masters many kinds of music (funk jams, soft ballads, acid-rock, swing, latin, gospel, Hare Krishna chants) without losing his own identity.
01.- Love's In Need Of Love Today
Good morning evening friends
Here's your friendly announcer
I have serious news to pass on to every-body
What I'm about to say
Could mean the world's disaster
Could change your joy and laughter to tears and pain
This record is quintessential Hendrix. While each of the three albums released by the Experience are brilliant, Electric Ladyland is the group's masterpiece, maybe because Hendrix was allowed free reign on this album. It's full with inventive guitar work, trippy lyrics and Hendrix's best vocal work.
1.- ...AND GODS MADE LOVE
2.- HAVE YOU EVER BEEN
(TO ELECTRIC LADYLAND)
Have you ever been, have you ever been to Electric Ladyland ?
The magic carpet waits for you, so don't you be late.
The album concentrates on Ray's great progress in the 1950s, particularly his days with Atlantic Records. Charles' music in those days used basic rock and roll ingridients (blues, jazz, honky-tonk, gospel) to create something more mature and sensual than anything the rock n' roll pioneers created. The album concentrates on Ray's great progress in the 1950s, particularly his days with Atlantic Records.
The album was the biggest success of Simon and Garfunkle's career. It's based upon the massive hit of the same name and several other successful hits: "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)", "Cecilia", " The Boxer", "Bye Bye Love". It is also the duo's most consistent original studio album.
01.- Bridge Over Troubled Water
When you're weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry
I'm on your side. When times get rough
And friends just can't be found,
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
Controversial from the beginning, Little Richard had a style no one has managed to emmulate, although many have tried. He can't be parodied, since he was something of a parody himself. Little Richard scared the hell out of middle class white American parents but their kids chose rock'n'roll and Richard was its self-proclaimed architect.
This 1971 concert recording is all about improvisational blues and rock, There are few live rock albums in its rank. Guitarists Duane Allman and Dickie Betts were at the peak of their powers. Vocalist-keyboardist Gregg Allman would have been a star in any other setting; here he's just one more component in a brilliant ensemble. Duane Allman died shortly after At Fillmore East was released, and the Brothers haven't reached such heights since.
The album is a suite about redemption, pure spirit and encapsulates all the aspirations of the 1960s. Coltrane looks for spiritual and musical freedom, expressed through polyrhythms, modalities, and purely vertical forms which captivated the jazz listeners of the time and rock fellow travelers like the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, and the Byrds, while initiating a series of volatile, unruly prayer offerings.
Bob Marley has reigned as the supreme and ultimate name in reggae music. Despite passing away in the early eighties, his music remains popular. It isn't hard to see why, as it really does stand the test of time. Many compilations of his work have been released over the years. Legend is the most popular compilation of Marley's music. Many Marley fans hail this as his best compilation and it has become the best-selling reggae album of all time.
Also known as The Brown Album, the Band's debut release has no blaring leads, the vocal harmonies are unique, the lyrics address historical facts and rural life, yet the music makes you feel good and even want to dance. Levon Helm , Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, and Robbie Robertson master 27 different instruments among them (guitars, fiddles, church organ, mandolins, horns, piano). The album represents the best genuine, often forgotten, American Music.
01.- Across The Great Divide
Standin by your window in pain,
a pistol in your hand,
Released in 1973, Dark Side Of the Moon is one of those albums that is discovered anew by each generation of listeners. It's a complex, psychedelic, moody work, full of sound effects and real noises but also with great songs and lyrics. Together with The Wall, it's Pink Floyd's best-known work. Some statistics: it remained on Billboard's 200 album chart for 15 years straight and then for another two when it was remastered in 1994, it is the most successful album ever with of 40 million copies sold world-wide.
1." Speak to Me "
- instrumental -
Released in 1967, this is the Doors' debut album. Everybody remembers the sensual, enigmatic and menacing vocalist and poet Jim Morrison but it's impossible to neglect the originality and virtuosity of keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robbie Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. The Doors also rewrote the rules of songwriting , this debut album being a shock to the pop audience.
BREAK ON THROUGH (TO THE OTHER SIDE)
You know the day destroys the night
Night divides the day
Tried to run
Tried to hide
Break on through to the other side
This is the third album by the L.A. folk-rock group led by the singer-songwriter Arthur Lee. It sounds as fresh and innovative today as it did when it was originally released in 1968. With David Angel's atmospheric string and horn arrangements, Lee explores mainstream America's taste for paranoia ("The Red Telephone") and violence ("A House Is Not a Motel") with songs that are as sonically refined as they are lyrically candid and agonizing. It's one of the perfect albums in rock history.
It's the first-ever album, raw and rough and still very rock & roll. Lennon and McCartney cooperate after having already scored two UK hits. The Beatles still rely heavily on the cover material. A small step for the four fabs, a giant leap for pop and rock'n'roll.
"I Saw Her Standing There"
Well, she was just 17
You know what I mean
And the way she looked was way beyond compare
So how could I dance with another (Ooh)
When I saw her standing there
Muddy Waters needs no special introduction. He created the Chicago electric blues that dominated the genre since he first hit in the late 1940s. His bands featured the people that would become the American line of electric blues: Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Otis Spann, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, among others. The Anthology covers Waters' creational through the late 1960s. All his famous songs are featured in their definitive versions.
This is the first Eagles album featuring Joe Walsh. Together with Don Felder, they are a gifted tandem and push the Eagles to a harder sound. It's also Randy Messiness' swan song with the band. The band examines the high and lows of the land of hopes and dreams, California. Don Henley's voice is great in rock songs and ballads as well. A real corner stone, definitely the most listened the country/rock album.
01.- Hotel California
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas rising up through the air
Carole King was already famous as a writer of Tin Pan Alley songs in the '60s. She became more famous with the release of Tapestry in 1971. The album soon became one of the biggest-selling LPs of all time. The music is loose, earthy, casual, intimate, and tough; Carole King covers all the emotional ground of the post-liberated woman.
01.- I Feel The Earth Move
I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down
I feel my heart start to trembling
Whenever you're around
Ooh, baby, when I see your face
This album appeared in a period when rock and roll music was mostly composed of sensitive singer/songwriters and instrumental virtuosos. David Bowie brought a breath of fresh air, and liberated a whole generation. The music has a kind of apocalyptic, ethereal space quality, Bowie, the wild mutation as a rock 'n' roll star, sings about darkness and disgrace.
01.- Five Years
Pushing thru the market square,
so many mothers sighing
News had just come over,
we had five years left to cry in
News guy wept when he told us,
earth was really dying
It's one of those rare albums that turned the rock world on its axis. Released in 1968 at the height of the psychedelic revolution, the members of the Band, along with producer-sideman John Simon eschewed spacey diversions, opting for an earthier route. Wah-wah pedals and tape loops were making way for fiddles and mandolins. The album is the group's most democratic effort before Robbie Robertson emerged as the ensemble's mouthpiece. The album is the purest creation of the Band.
01.- Tears Of Rage
We carried you in our arms on Independence Day
It's the Ramones' debut album in 1976, recorded for about $6,000. It's an inspiration for thousands of punk bands worldwide. It has a primal roar, funny lyrics and the impulse to blast it for everyone: Hey, listen to this . The Ramones rewrite rock & roll history, creating heavy music, adding a pop touch to songs inspired by horror movies and glue sniffing.
01.- Blitzkrieg Bop
Hey ho, let's go Hey ho, let's go Hey ho, let's go Hey ho, let's go
They're forming in straight line
They're going through a tight wind
The kids are losing their minds
Let It Bleed, that appeared in 1969, was a special event. Guitarist Brian Jones died during the recordings. The album contains pure blues (Robert Johnson's "Love in Vain"), country ("Country Honk"), and pop hits, like "Gimme Shelter", "Monkey Man", "You Can't Always Get What You Want", and "Midnight Rambler".
01.- Gimme Shelter
Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
The album has an electric side and an acoustic one. The electric crossover was a shock to all the folk community. The lyrics are sometimes funny, sometimes surrealistic. The album includes the famous songs "Subterranean Homesick Blues", "Maggie's Farm" and "Mr. Tambourine Man"
01.- Subterranean Homesick Blues
Johnny's in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
I'm on the pavement
Thinking about the government
The man in the trench coat
Badge out, laid off
Says he's got a bad cough
Wants to get it paid off
Look out kid
Recorded in 1971, the accompaniment band includes Stephen Stills and James Taylor. Those who are used to the emotional Joni Mitchell's style consider this album to be her best, an outstanding collection of sensitive ballads.
01.- All I Want
I am on a lonely road and I am traveling
Traveling, traveling, traveling
Looking for something, what can it be
Oh I hate you some, I hate you some
I love you some
Oh I love you when I forget about me
I want to be strong I want to laugh along
I want to belong to the living
This is the debut album of the most influential hard rock group, a paroxism of the blues-rock induced by ex-Bluesbreakers guitarist Jimmy Page, young and powerful singer Robert Plant and the rhythm section formed by John Paul Jones and John Bonham. It contains famous rock tracks: "Good Times Bad Times", "Communication Breakdown", bluesy tunes: "How Many More Times" and the amazing "Dazed and Confused" as well as the acoustic ballad "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You".
Good Times Bad Times
One of the best albums of one of the greatest rock groups of all time. It contains some of The Who's most famous songs, "Baba O'Riley", "Bargain, "My Wife", "Gettin' in Tune", and "Won't Get Fooled Again". The originality of the lyrics, the powerful guitar playing, the excellent rhythm section and the unexpected use of synths, make the album a corner stone in the history of British rock.
01.- Baba O'Riley
Out here in the fields
I fight for my meals
I get my back into my living
I don't need to fight
To prove I'm right
Robert Johnson was one of the founders of the Delta Blues and the most influential blues guitarist prior to the electric explosion of Roy Buchanan and Jimi Hendrix. The 41 tracks he recorded during his short life made a huge impact on American guitarists and British pop artists like Keith Richards and Eric Clapton. A must for those who really want to understand the evolution of blues/rock guitar.
The predominant mood of the album is one of self-discovery and the hunger for something more than simple pop songs or politic anthems on tracks like the pulsating "Where the Streets Have No Name" and the gospel-like"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" while "With or Without You," is an impressive love song , one of the greatest hits of the '80s.
WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME
I want to run
I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls
That hold me inside
I want to reach out
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name
Maybe Stevie Wonder's best album, and the one where his free-form moments melt with his knack for pop singles, the album swings between delicate ballads, Latin-influenced rhythms ("Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing"), and synth-heavy versions of soul ("Higher Ground").
01.- Too High
Dodo do do do dodo
Do do dodo do dodo
Dodo dodo do do
Dodo do do do dodo
Do do do do dodo do
Dodo dodo dodo
I'm too high
I'm too high
But I ain't touched the sky
I'm too high
I'm too high
But I ain't touched the sky
This is Lennon's first real music project after the Beatles' break up. The band, named Plastic Ono Band, includes Klaus Voorman on bass and Ringo Starr on drums. The famous tracks: Mother is, maybe, the most tragic song Lennon ever sang, a unique dramatic, personal confession. Working Class Hero is clearly influenced by Bob Dylan. The album lacks the popularity of its follow-up, Imagine but it sounds more sincere and personal.
Mother, you had me, but I never had you
I wanted you, you didn't want me
So I, I just got to tell you
The albun is the definitive compilation of one of the founders of rock'n'roll and the most guitar-oriented of them. Before Beatles and Dylan, he was the finest rock songwriter. He invented rock'n'roll by adapting rhythm'n'blues and playing it his own way. Berry was also a great performer, his showmanship influenced not only early rock'n'roll guitarists but Jimi Hendrix as well.
The bestselling album of all time, it had 7 top 10 singles in US and 8 Grammies. It was produced by the legendary Quincy Jones. Beat It was endorced by Eddie Van Halen, his solo became also a classic. The album was supposed to define a new standard in pop and dance music but nothing reached its level from then on.
01. - Wanna Be Startin Somethin'
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
It's too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
It is the invention of modal jazz, a music that gives improvisers freedom from the fixed harmonies and let them concentrate on their creational side instead of following chord sequences. Every note on this record seems to be perfect, and each piece of music moves towards its destiny. Miles Davis, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, and Wynton Kelly created one of the corner stones in jazz history.
Revolver was the Beatles' most ambitious LP for the moment. Many fans remember it as their best. A pop/rock lesson fitting great songwriting into experimental music, this is also a record whose influence extends far beyond cheerleaders' adoration.
Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
Cos I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all